Top 10 Mens campaigns of 2022

Top 10 Men’s Fashion Ad Campaigns of 2022

The Top 10 Men’s Fashion Ad Campaigns of 2022 as chosen by Kenneth Richard

This season’s best men’s fashion ad campaigns evinced some particularly strong thinking in regard to character and narrative, leveraging the identities of their leading men and the stories and communities behind them to create inviting, inspirational images of modern manhood and how fashion can open up its possibilities.

Meanwhile, other campaigns relied on straightforward and striking imagery that both connected with and subverted our expectations of masculinity – like Dior’s campaign that elegantly expressed Kim Jones’ take on modern Parisian dressing, or Ludovic de Saint Sernin’s intimate though not-so-subtle look at the perfectly sculpted male body.

Botter’s campaign featured probably the most interesting and cool casting choice of the season – and one that was particularly fitting for the brand’s signature exploration of Caribbean culture and heritage – in Jamaican Olympic diver Yona Knight-Wisdom. Coupling a unique casting choice with a very original campaign concept and a thrilling photographic perspective, the campaign made a big splash (even if Wisdom-Knight doesn’t).

Alessandro Michele and Harry Styles’ collaborative Ha Ha Ha collection for Gucci wisely channeled the star’s status as an idiosyncratic men’s style icon. While the partnership with Styles is another affirmation of Michele’s prowess in the who, what, and when of leveraging cultural talking points, as well as a certified money-maker considering the singer’s legions of devoted fans, it also offered a personal new perspective in his ongoing mission to challenge the homogenization of dressing – particularly men’s dressing – and open our eyes to weirder and more wonderful possibilities. Tapping into a distinct style persona to subvert the quotidian formula of masculine dressing, the campaign was a focused expression of that mission.

Prada explored personal storytelling and layered identities in a mysterious campaign that juxtaposed portraits by David Sims with seemingly innocuous, ostensibly random everyday objects. Artfully evocative and intellectual as only Prada can be, the campaign forms a smart furthering of the house’s consideration of identity, multiplicity, and personal narrative, finding deep yet obscure meaning in its A-list casting that goes beyond mere celebrity hype and explores the real men behind these familiar façades.

Here are the Top 10 Men’s Fashion Campaigns of 2022 as selected by our Chief Impressionist, Kenneth Richard.

Botter

Fall 2022

Botter Creative Directors | Lisi Herrebrugh and Rushemy Botter
Agency & Creative Production | Attitude 
Directors | David&Douglas – Pierre David & Doug Guillot, Lukas Korschan
Creative Director | Lisi Herrebrugh, Rushemy Botter 
Photographer | Lukas Korschan
DOP & Edit | David&Douglas – Pierre David & Doug Guillot
Color | Arthur Paux
Athlete | Yona Knight-Wisdom
Stylist | Lisi Herrebrugh, Rushemy Botter
Stylist Asst | Cristina Del Peso
Hair & MU | Barbara Urra
Jewelery Collaboration | Hatton Labs
Sound Design | TRO
Post Production | One Hundred Berlin
Location | ‘Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc’ in Barcelona


Celine Homme ‘Portrait of A Musician’

Fall 2022

Celine Homme Creative Director | Hedi Slimane
Photographer | Hedi Slimane
Models | Jack White


Dior

Fall 2022

Dior Creative Director | Kim Jones
Agency | House + Holme
Art Director | Ronnie Cooke-Newhouse & Karl Bolander
Photographer | Rafael Pavarotti
Models | Alex Khristenko, Indiana Van’t Slot, Jie Zheng, Suma Nicolau, & Viktor Krohm
Stylist | Ellie Grace Cumming & Melanie Ward
Hair | Guido Palau
Makeup | Peter Philips
Casting Director | Shelley Durkan
Set Designer | Mary Howard


Gucci ‘Ha Ha Ha’

Fall 2022

Gucci Creative Director | Alessandro Michele
Art Director | Christopher Simmonds
Photographer & Director | Mark Borthwick
Talent | Harry Styles
Hair | Malcom Edwards
Makeup | Ammy Drammeh


Louis Vuitton

Spring 2022

Louis Vuitton Creative Director | Virgil Abloh
Photographer | Tim Walker
Director | Rémi Lamandé
Models |  Goy Michael, Kaizen Kim, Karanjee Singh Gaba, Kozy , Magnus Westwell, Namgyal Samuels, Sunmoon Jung, Xu Meen
Stylist | Ib Kamara
Hair | Ali Pirzadeh
Makeup | Lucy Bridge
Casting Director | Samuel Ellis Scheinman
Music | ‘Szerencsetlen’ by Venetian Snares Composed by Aaron Funk. Published by Mute Songs, Universal Music. Courtesy of Planet Mu Records.



Ludovic de Saint Sernin

Spring 2022


Ludovic de Saint Sernin Creative Director | Ludovic de Saint Sernin
Creative Director | Simon B. Morch
Photographer | Willy Vanderperre
Models | Fernando Lindez


Prada

Spring 2022

Prada Creative Directors | Miuccia Prada & Raf Simons
Creative Director | Ferdinando Verderi
Photographer | David Sims
Talent | Tom Holland


Prada

Fall 2022

Prada Creative Directors | Miuccia Prada & Raf Simons
Creative Director | Ferdinando Verderi
Photographer | David Sims
Talent | Jeff Goldblum, Damson Idris, and Rami Malek
Hair | Duffy
Makeup | Lucia Pieroni


Raf Simons

Fall 2022

Raf Simons Creative Director | Raf Simons
Photographer | Willy Vanderperre
Models | Greta Hofer and Mahault Cerfontaine
Stylist | Olivier Rizzo
Hair | Louis Ghewy
Makeup | Lynsey Alexander
Casting Director | Ashley Brokaw


Zara Man Studio

Spring 2022

Agency | Baron & Baron
Chief Creative Officer & Film Director | Fabien Baron
Creative Director | Christophe Derigon 
Photographer | David Sims
Talent | Kodi Smit-McPhee
Stylist | Karl Templer
Hair | Duffy
Makeup | Satoko Watanabe


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